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My HB centrestand broke after approx 4 yrs and 60,000kms - it broke on the extension arm which allows u to put your foot to get the bike on the centrestand - there doesnt appear to be anything other than tiny spots surface rust on the inside of tube. But i always thought things like this should not fail for the life of the bike. Or perhaps my foot is rather heavy!



 

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But i always thought things like this should not fail for the life of the bike. Or perhaps my foot is rather heavy!
They know that arm on a center stand is going to be hammered on and stressed, why they used that thin wall stuff instead of something a bit more sturdy is a shame. Cheap bastages!
 

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Centrestand failures are actually the most common non drivetrain related bike failures.
It's hard to build them well, because users stand on the things with all their weight instead of just walking the bike backwards and making sure the stand stays in contact with the ground.
One could engineer a centrestand to sustain years of a 200+lb guy standing on it, but that wouldn't help in allowing the bike to be backed onto it.

The only solution is to do away with the centrestand altogether; I haven't gotten around to removing it from my Reflex yet, but I'm getting close.
 
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